Come over to the Dark Side, we have punch and cookies
With a band name like Redneck Jedi sometimes it’s a little hard to take this band seriously. A blend of country and rock, Redneck Jedi delivers it’s own brand of Texas music to fans all across the great State of Texas.
Originally formed in 2003, redneck Jedi can certainly talk about the past, but prefers to look to the future, and that future is bright for this three piece band.
The band includes Jedi veteran Dennis Phillips who was there from the start. “The early days, what can I say? Jedi’s history is colorful with several studio records, live CD’s, Texas Music Chart hits and more shows then I can remember, but as a musician and person we all grow,” said Dennis.
And grow, Redneck Jedi has. Returning Jedi member Daren Underwood and new drummer Courtney Watson, the band has grown to a tight three piece that knows how to put on a show and delivery the music fans want to hear. From George Strait to George Thorogood, Redneck Jedi has always had its roots planted deep in music the fans love.
Now in the studio for the fourth time, the band is working on ten brand new songs including the title track “Freedom.” “Freedom is a song I wrote for my grand father and father. I come from a line of men that have fought for this country and our freedoms, myself included, I just wanted people to know that these men and women keep us safe and have earned our respect,” said Dennis.
“During my break from redneck Jedi, I got a chance to work with a really talented guy, Jim Ragsdale. You will be able to hear his song writing skills on “Cajun Purgatory” as well as “Bummed out on a Bayou.” I knew the moment I heard these songs I wanted to record them and Jim will join us in the studio as well,” said Dennis.
The band has a lot of plans for the upcoming tour as the booking has begun and dates mark the calendar. “We hope to get to as many corners of Texas as possible, we have a lot of fans out there that have waited for us to return since the 2011 Road Runner Tour,” said Dennis. The band performed more than 140 dates for the Road Runner Tour and looks forward to hitting all their favorite hot spots across the state, and few they have not played.
So stay tuned here for more information, studio updates and tour dates which are being added all the time.